ALN Annual International Conference 2016 Africa Bridging the Gulf

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About the conference

The ALN Annual International Conference is held annually with the aim of connecting Africa to international markets. Each year the conference brings together top business leaders and professionals with a deep experience and understanding of working in Africa.

Impact

This Conference has, over the years, served as an effective forum through which ALN has been able to connect investors and other stakeholders, whilst providing them with an avenue through which to hold discussions on various topics salient to Africa and the Gulf.

Networking sessions

Freely interact with industry leaders and opinion shapers from all over the world

Discussion Panels

Discussions on subjects affecting Africa and the Gulf will be held by panels of experts

One on One Sessions

Get some time alone with business leaders and ask the questions you have always wanted to ask.

Sponsors

Lead Media Partner

Banker Africa

PRESENTATION BY MCKINSEY: ‘LIONS ON THE MOVE II’

  • The ALN Conference will feature a presentation by McKinsey of the sequel to McKinsey’s groundbreaking 2010 report on Africa’s economies. Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies is a follow-up report by the McKinsey Global Institute based on extensive new research. It highlights a USD 4 trillion opportunity to serve fast-growing consumer and business markets, and shows what it will take to double Africa's manufacturing output.
  • The report also presents a first-of-its-kind analysis of the continent's 700 largest companies, showing how they can raise their scale for the benefit of customers, employees, shareholders, and entire economies. Finally, the report focuses on key steps for governments - including mobilizing investment, nurturing talent, and strengthening infrastructure - to ensure that Africa's potential is realized.

“The panel sessions were most informative and the networking opportunity was equally valuable.”

“It was truly well organised with quality panels and networking.”

“It is really a wonderful platform for learning, exchanging and making and renewing relationships.”

“We were very impressed with the organization, the caliber of panelists and the venue.”

“It was very well organized and the crowd mix and networking opportunities were impressive.”

2016 panels

Inaugural Panel

M&A: Private Equity

Capital Raising in Africa

FMCG

Energy

Managing Risk in Africa

TMT/Innovations

Logistics

Commercial Property

Infrastructure

M&A: Financial Services

The Future of Trade of Africa

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan - Guest of Honour

MINISTER FOR CULTURE, YOUTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra - Keynote Speaker

CHAIRMAN

ALN

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Adel Samy (Eng.)

Chairman

Wadi Degla Holding

Ahmed Cassim

Managing Director: Financial Services

Hello Group

Akinwole Omoboriowo II

Chief Executive Officer

Genesis Electricity

Alex von Sponeck

Partner

Helios Investment Partners

Ameel Somani

Vice President

Helios Investment Partners

Amyn Mussa

Partner

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Anne Kirima Muchoki

Chairperson

Kenya Investment Authority

Arshad Dudhia

Managing Partner

Musa Dudhia & Co.

Ashish J. Thakkar

Founder

Mara Group

Asif Abdulla

Managing Director

Prime Fuels

Atiq Anjarwalla

Managing Partner

Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota

Brett Hattaway

General Counsel EMEA

DHL - UAE Country Office

Bryce Fort

Managing Director and Founding Partner

Emerging Capital Partners

Charles Gassoub

Vice President, West Africa & Vice President Aviation Services

Agility Africa

Chris Genasi

Managing Director

Grayling Kenya

Daniel Menard

Senior VP of Operations

Gardaworld International Protective Services

David Dalhuisen

Head of East Africa Investment Banking

Renaissance Capital

David Spiez

Executive Director - Real Estate, Middle East and Africa

Standard Chartered Bank

Dominic Rebelo

Partner

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Dorothy Ooko

Communications & Public Affairs Manager for East Africa & Francophone Africa

Google

Doug Lacey

Partner

LeapFrog Investments

Eddy Njoroge

Non-Executive Director

Globaleq

Eithne Treanor

Founder & Managing Director

E Treanor Media

Eva Grace Kavuma

Director for East and Southern Africa

Africa Risk Consulting

Gbolahan Elias (Prof.)

Principal Partner

G. Elias & Co.

Geoffrey White

CEO

Agility Africa

Inder Walia

Group Director - Human Resources (former)

Bharti Enterprises

James Mworia

CEO

Centum Investment Company

Jamie Simmonds

Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director

The Access Bank UK Ltd.

Jason Harel

Partner

BLC Robert & Associates

Jaya Gopalakrishnan

Director

International Enterprise Singapore

Jayesh Shah

Group Managing Director

Sumaria Group

Jendayi Frazer (Dr.)

Managing Director

AFEX

Jeremy M. Skyrme

Chief Executive Officer

Mara Xpress

John Woollacott

Senior Vice President - Business Development

DP World

Kannan Lakmeeharan

Partner

McKinsey & Company

Karanvir Singh

CEO

Kommlabs

Karim S. Anjarwalla

Managing Partner

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Kevin Teeroovengadum

CEO

AttAfrica

Koffi Klousseh

Principal Investment Officer

IFC

Koome Gikunda

Director

ACTIS

Kwame Parker

Executive & Head, Power & Infrastucture

CFC Stanbic

Maneesh Garg

CEO

NAGODE Group

Mark Jennings

Investment Principal

Investec Africa Frontier Private Equity Fund

Marta Paiar

Head of Sales Transformation

Safaricom

Matthews Mofokeng

Senior Counsel

International Finance Corporation

Mesfin Tafesse

Principal Attorney

Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

Michael Steiner

Vice-President Business Development - Southern Africa

Engie

Mohamed Amersi

Founder & CEO

Emergent Telecom Ventures

Mohan Guruswamy (Dr.)

Chief Knowledge Officer

World FZO

Moses Jurua Adriko

Partner

MMAKS Advocates

Nabeel Kazerooni

Executive Director, Corporate Finance

Arqaam Capital

Naval Sood

Head: Corporate Finance, East Africa

CfC Stanbic Bank

Olawale Shonibare

Managing Director

Shonibare Consulting FZE

Omid Kassiri

Partner

McKinsey & Co.

Osman Qureshi

Chief Finance Officer

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners Ltd.

Paul Kavuma

Chief Executive Officer

Catalyst Principal Partners

Peeyush Garg

Chairman

Daraju Industries Ltd.

Prejelin Naggan

Head: Primary Markets

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Pulane Kingston

Head of Transformation

Webber Wentzel

Raoul Gufflet

Deputy Chief Executive

Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd.

Romain Py

Senior Director, Transactions

African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Saad Aouad

Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer

54 Capital

Sachen Chandaria

Executive Director

Orbit Complex

Sadiq Abu

Country Chief Operating Officer & Country Manager

Barclays Nigeria

Saed Mohammad Al Awadi (Eng.)

CEO

Dubai Exports

Samir Khosla

Managing Director

Brentford Group

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director, Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation

Shamiza Ratansi

Managing Partner

ATZ Law Chambers

Silvester Kasuku, MBS, CMILT

Director General/CEO

LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority

Sonal Sejpal

Director

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Tara O'Connor

Founder & Managing Director

Africa Risk Consulting (ARC)

Taron Mohan

CEO

NextGen Telesolutions Pvt. Ltd.

Tas Anvaripour

Global Partner for Energy Infrastructure

Abraaj

Tony Soh

Chief Corporate Officer

The Ascott Ltd

Yogesh Manek

Executive Chairman

MAC Group

Day One

8:00Registration
9:00Welcome Address - Atiq Anjarwalla, Managing Partner, AC&H
9:05Lions on the Move II: Realising the Potential of Africa’s Economies – Presenter: Omid Kassiri, Partner, McKinsey & Co.
9:30Inaugural Panel: Is Africa on Track to Realise its Potential?
10:30Key note Address by Guest of Honour
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
11:00Coffee and Networking
11:15Managing Risk in Africa
11:15West Africa Spotlight
12:15Private Equity: Driving Growth in Africa
12:15Adapting to Africa's New Talent Management Realities: Bridging the Digital Divide
1:15Lunch
2:15Capital Raising Prospects for African Businesses and Banks: Navigating the New Normal
2:15Retail Property Opportunities in Africa: Reality, Myth or Too Soon?
3:15FMCG: The Rising African Consumer
3:15 Powering Africa: Bridging the Financing Gap
4:15Coffee and Networking
4:35Transport and Logistics in Africa: Connecting a Continent
4:35TMT & Innovations: Operating in a Digital Africa
5:35Wrap-up

Day two

8:00Registration
9:00Building Africa: Bridging the Financing Gap
10:00Financial Services: New Frontiers in M&A Activity Across Sub-Saharan Africa
10:00East Africa Spotlight: Investor certainty – two steps forward, one step backwards?
11:00Coffee and Networking
11:20Closing Panel: The Future of Trade of Africa
12:20Closing Address
12:45Lunch

Accomodation

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Supporters

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About ALN

ALN is an independent alliance of leading law firms in Africa. It is the largest and most integrated grouping of its kind in Africa, with close working relationships across its members and an established network of “Best Friends” across the continent.

By being based on the ground we offer added value through our understanding of how business operates in the relevant jurisdictions, our connections with local regulators, and our experience dealing with local issues. With ALN you get the benefit of internationally-trained lawyers who live and work where the deals are happening. ALN member firms are singularly placed to provide local, regional and cross-border legal services in all the ALN jurisdictions, and have the ability to manage deals across jurisdictions using a “one-stop shop” approach.

Each ALN member firm is a recognised leader on the continent with a strong track record in advising domestic, regional and international clients on commercial and legal issues. Our members offer a deep understanding of the sectors and industries in which clients operate as well as the risks and opportunities of doing business in Africa’s rapidly changing markets.

For more information on ALN visit www.africalegalnetwork.com